Jan 18, 2013 10:00am PST
offer the last couple of years, it president obama has repeatedly gone to people and said, and the white house to send out the e-mails to people, saying, hey, i need you to call your lawmakers, need you to call your senators and tell them how you feel. they're hearing from special interest groups, but not hearing from you. that's exactly the pitch he made the other day on guns and it's what the group is all about. >> megyn: it makes me wonder whether the people on president obama's e-mail list are the people who are likely to call their republican congressmen in the house and say, go with barack obama on gun control. i mean, there's -- a question how effective it will be in terms of just campaigning on an issue as opposed to campaigning to get enthusiasm to back a candidate at the polls, is there not? >> yeah, absolutely. two things about that, there are going to be a number of red, democratic senators in particular in red states up for reelection in 2014, and how does this group handle that? does this group target them? are those votes in the senate, have to get 60 in order to overcome
Jan 15, 2013 3:00am PST
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Jan 18, 2013 3:00am PST
think obama has papered over that for the last four years. but i think that's going to change here in the next few years. the first issue where i think we'll see a conversation on this is the question of entitlements. there are some folks in the democratic party who are happy to have a conversation on issues like the eligibility age for medicare. other democrats like sherrod brown, the senator from ohio, i talked to, they say hell, no, we are not going to have a conversation about that. that is core to our dna, and we're not going to move on that. >> j-mart, last time republicans had an internal debate about a lot of these issues, a lot of folks divided the party. you mention smd moderaed some m coming over to the democratic party. do you see a contentious primaries in the future for the 2014 midterms? >> well, look. i don't think you're going to see the sort of club-for-growth-style conservative on moderate attacks that you see in the gop. i think you're going to see some of that. keep in mind, the primary story began '06 when joe lieberman in connecticut faced a threat from his l